If you want to be in the house as Villanova gets a shot at playing for its second national championship in three years, PrimeSport.com still has ticket packages available for the Final Four at San Antonio’s Alamodome March 31-April 2.

By Harry Allison

Villanova won its second NCAA title in 2016, and have reached the Final Four three times in the last nine years.

The Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, will play Kansas on Saturday in the second of two national semifinals.

Villanova is one of three post-season regulars – No. Kansas and No. 3 Michigan – that are helping to make prices to the Final Four among the highest of the decade.

As of Tuesday, the average asking price for a ticket to the semis on the secondary market was $1,108, making it tied with the 2015 Final Four as the second most expensive since TicketIQ.com began tracking data in 2011. Fans interested in tickets only for the semifinals can buy them on the official NCAA Final Four ticket exchange.

This game is chalk all the way. Other than Kansas’ overtime victory against No. 2 Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday, both teams have had a fairly straightforward road to the Final Four.

The teams match up well and the key to victory for Villanova will be rebounding. If Kansas has a soft spot, it is defensive rebounding. Should the Wildcats be able to exploit that weakness, winning will be all the easier. Villanova enters the game with a nation-leading 87 points per game in offense.

FINAL FOUR at San Antonio: Average Price: $1,108, Cheapest Ticket: $212

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at San Antonio: Average Price: $619, Cheapest Ticket: $176

If you want to be in the house as Villanova gets a shot at playing in its second National Championship in three years, PrimeSport.com still has ticket packages available for the Final Four at San Antonio’s Alamodome March 31-April 2.

The price for the Final Four has been consistently rising and this year’s $1,036 average asking price on the secondary market marks the third straight year that Final Four tickets have broken through the $1,000 barrier. Prices are up an average of $800 since Selection Sunday, according to TicketIQ.com. At $619, tickets for the final game are up an average of $493.

With tickets remaining for both the Final Four and championship game, fans can take advantage of PrimeSport’s “Pregame Party + VIP Experience.”

PrimeSport packages are a great deal, as in some cases, the cost of a package that includes additional experiences, food, and entertainment is less than the cost of a single game ticket, which with asking prices on the secondary market at  $1,108 for the Final Four and $619 for the title game, are among the highest in the last decade. PrimeSport also has options with regard to hotel stays – both in San Antonio and in nearby Hill Country. A Hill Country resort package that includes hotel, game-day transportation, and access to the VIP Experience starts at $2,585 while a similar package with a hotel on San Antonio’s Riverwalk begins at $4,585.

PrimeSport is offering multiple ticket packages with Fan Experience access, and packages start at $445.75. The packages include game tickets and in-stadium exclusive club access with food and bar service.

PrimeSport’s all-inclusive package, starting at $995.75 is a true VIP experience with everything in the Fan Experience package plus premium food and beverage with upscale, unlimited food stations and open bar. Also featured in the package are interactive games, live music and appearances by nine-time NBA All-Star George ‘Iceman’ Gervin, ex-San Antonio Spur small forward Sean Elliott, media personality Seth Davis, and composer David Barrett, who wrote ‘One Shining Moment,’ the song played when the national champion cuts down the nets.